The upcoming racing online game Gran Turismo 7 is not going to launch for the PlayStation 5 this 12 months, Sony has confirmed, and has been delayed to subsequent 12 months. In keeping with a press release made as a part of a brand new interview with Sony Interactive Leisure CEO Jim Ryan, the discharge window for the PS5 title has shifted to 2022, marking the official delay after the launch window had beforehand been seen to be altering with out an official announcement. As for why the online game will now launch subsequent 12 months, the given reply is easy: manufacturing challenges encountered due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
“GT7 has been impacted by Covid-related manufacturing challenges and due to this fact will shift from 2021 to 2022,” a press release offered by Sony to British GQ concerning the upcoming sport’s launch date reads. “With the continuing pandemic, it’s a dynamic and altering state of affairs and a few crucial points of sport manufacturing have been slowed over the previous a number of months. We’ll share extra specifics on GT7’s launch date when out there.”
Gran Turismo 7 marks simply the most recent official delay of a extremely anticipated online game, and it is nearly definitely not going to be the final manufacturing to be hit with COVID-related issues. It is also not the primary PS5 online game to get delayed, with Destruction AllStars notably having been delayed from the console’s launch and Returnal getting delayed in January.
Gran Turismo 7, developed by Polyphony Digital and revealed by Sony Interactive Leisure, is now scheduled to launch in 2022 for the PlayStation 5. It had beforehand been set to launch this 12 months. The PlayStation 5 itself is now out there with the model containing a disc drive working $499 whereas the all-digital console prices $399 — if you happen to can discover both of them in inventory. You possibly can take a look at all of our earlier protection of the upcoming racing online game proper right here.
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